Two dogs killed this week in Gwinnet County, Georgia. Two very different reactions from local authorities.
Gwinnett police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down the person who stabbed and dismembered a dog before discarding the carcass behind a Duluth store.
A stab wound led to the dog’s death, said Gwinnett police spokeswoman Cpl. Illana Spellman.
Spellman said investigators are especially anxious to get leads that could point them to the culprit in the “gruesome” crime, adding that “anybody that is capable of doing that is capable of doing anything,” Spellman said.
Whoever killed the dog is subject to be charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, which carries a penalty of one to five years in prison and fines of up to $15,000, police said.
A family in Gwinnett County was outraged Wednesday night after they say police officers shot their beloved dog. The homeowners said the incident happened because police went to the wrong house.
The homeowner said when police went into the garage she heard three shots. The homeowner said an officer told her they shot the dog and the dog ran off.
Officer said they were looking for a material witness in a gang member’s trial, but they entered the wrong home. Police entered 1468B, instead of 1468A.
Officers said the dog charged and the officer felt he was in imminent danger and shot the dog.
The vicious beast was a 2-year-old Dalmatian.
It’s the second time in 10 days that cops in Gwinnett County have forced their way into the wrong home.